Issue details

Local Authority Housing Fund - Round 2

Cabinet, on 19 September 2023, resolved to:

1.       Approve the Council becoming part of the Local Authority Housing Fund Round 2 in order to deliver 4 new affordable homes;

2.       Recommend to Council the allocation of £1,863,100 capital budget from the Housing Revenue Account for the Council’s investment to purchase the properties as part of Local Authority Housing Fund Round 2, with £1,069,860 being funded from HRA borrowing and the rest covered by grant of £793,240; and

3.       Delegate authority to the Executive Director (Communities and People) in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing, the Head of Financial Services/Section 151 Officer, and the Head of Law and Governance/Monitoring Officer to enter into agreements and contracts to facilitate the purchase by the Council of housing (to be held in the HRA) within the identified budget and within this project approval.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure, income or savings of £500,000 or greater;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/08/2023

Decision due: 13 Sep 2023 by Cabinet, Council

Decision due: Before 31 Dec 2025 by Executive Director (Communities and People)

Considered on: 2 Oct 2023 by Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities

Lead director:

Department: Housing Services

Contact: Stephen Cohen, Refugee and Resettlement Manager Email: scohen@oxford.gov.uk.

Reason date could change: Confirmed for this meeting

Is the date subject to change: No

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